Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Commonly known, particularly in her later years, by the honorific La Doña she was one of the leading figures of the golden era of the Cinema of Mexico.
Her father, Bernard Félix, was a descendant of Yaqui Indians and her mother, Josefina Guerreau, was of Spanish Basque blood, educated in a convent at Pico Heights, California.
Her beauty and flamboyant personality propelled her to international fame and icon status, in movies like Woman Without a Soul and La Generala.
She refused to work in Hollywood unless she made her grand entrance from the "big door" and not the small roles offered by Cecil de Mille. Maria replied "I was not born to carry a basket".
Marilyn Monroe went to the set of "La Cucaracha" in 1962 in Taxco, Mexico to visit Roberto Rodriguez, the film's director, with whom Marilyn was having an affair at the time. Marilyn did meet Katy Jurado, one of the film's star, but the Mexican Diva Maria Felix never left her trailer to greet her. Marilyn did buy a vast amount of furniture and household goods from her Mexican trip for her newly bought home in Brentwood. Unfortunately, the items arrived after her death.
Although she worked in French and Italian films as well as in the Mexican cinema, her poor command of the English language prevented her from working in Hollywood. She therefore lost the leading role of Pearl Chavez in the 1945 film Duel in the Sun, which was written with her in mind, to Jennifer Jones; as a result, she never achieved the fame in the USA that she achieved in Latin America and Europe.
According to historian John A. Crow in The Epic of Latin America, her intimate relationship with married Mexican president Miguel Aleman Valdes created somewhat of a scandal. She was active in the women's auxiliary of the PRI.
She died on April 8, 2002 in Mexico City of congestive heart failure.
The great composer Agustin Lara wrote for her the famous song María Bonita. They were married for a time. Juan Gabriel wrote Maria de Todas Las Marias for her.
Besides being striking, elegant, and intelligent, she had a quick wit and had "the heart of a man". Some examples of popular sayings made famous by Maria Felix include:
"What's given is given" when jewelers attempted to confiscate her wedding ring given to her by her deceased husband Jorge Negrete. At the time of his death he still had been making payments on it.
"In life it is not enough to be beautiful, but know how to be beautiful".
"Others have seen less and paid more". Statement given to fans and the press as she exited from just having performed a short musical set in Bogota, Colombia.
"Oh that's OK boys, to have waited for me" Maria's response to Argentine reporters' reaction on her being two hours late to the press conference.
When reporters would ask her age: "I don't count the years, I only limit myself to living them"
"Look, young lady, I have been very busy living my life and I've not had time to count it."
"No, I don't fear getting old, but something more dangerous: the downfall of a woman. I don't fear gray hairs nor wrinkles, but the disinterest in living life".
"Diva is something made up, but I was not fabricated, life made me and it possibly made me very well".
"In life I consider success inferior to celebrity. Success can be attained by many people, celebrity touches you and supports you through life".
"Money is important in life. It does not give you happiness, we all know, but it sure calms the nerves".
"My enemies are many and are bad; my friends are few and good".
"Women will never be like men, although sometimes there are men with the heart of a woman. From the beginning of time, men have taken the largest piece of the pie. I have the heart of a man and that's why things have been good for me".
"Don't give me advice, I can make mistakes alone".
"The stars of today have no star-power and the actresses of today are disposable. They are models that can't even speak".
"Maria, do you think you are a Queen Bee?" Maria responds "No, young lady, I am".
"Maria, are you the most beautiful women in Mexico?" Maria responds "you know I am not humble".
"Some friends have told me that pearls make people cry. The only pearls that have made me cry were the fake ones".
"My job has been to be attractive".
"A man has never made my life difficult, because I have never bet all my chips on only one man".
"If they compare you to the Virgin Maria, you always come out losing".
Felix's legendary career started in 1940, when she was discovered by Fernando Palacios, who cast her in his film, El Peñón de las Ánimas. Despite the fact that she believed she was not prepared for the role, she accepted.
El Peñón de las Animas, which placed her alongside Jorge Negrete, the number-one actor in Mexico at the time, catapulted her to fame. Throughout her long career she acted in 47 movies.
1940 – 1945
El Peñón de las Ánimas
La China Poblana
La Mujer sin Alma
La Monja Alférez
El Monje Blanco
1946 – 1949
La Mujer de Todos
La Diosa Arrodillada
Que Dios Me Perdone
Una Mujer Cualquiera
1950 – 1954
La Noche del Sábado
La Corona Negra
La Pasión Desnuda
1955 – 1959
La Bella Otero
Los Héroes Están Fatigados
Canasta de Cuentos Mexicanos
Tizoc: Amor Indio
Flor de Mayo
Miércoles de Ceniza
La Estrella Vacía
Si Yo Fuera Millonario
Amor y sexo
Date of birth
There is an ongoing dispute regarding Ms. Félix's date of birth. There is a large (but not unanimous) opinion (shared by IMDb) that she was born on April 8, 1914, which means that she died on her 88th birthday. However, her obituary in the New York Times states that she was born on May 4, 1914, which would have made her 87 at the time of her death.
Monday, January 29, 2007
“I’m electrified,” John Galliano said after his menswear show, and he did indeed look zapped with energy. No wonder—a few days before, he’d presented a Madame Butterfly–influenced couture collection for Christian Dior that had been acclaimed as one of his best, and here he was offering up an entirely different but equally stunning take on Japanese culture. In a season that has already gazed into the future and found it wanting, Galliano took the ultimate dystopian hero—Mel Gibson’s Road Warrior—and gave him a samurai spin.
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Sunday, January 28, 2007
Saturday, January 27, 2007
The Leibovitz photographs feature soccer player David Beckham as Prince Phillip from Sleeping Beauty, Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella descending the castle steps, and a swirling teacup scene for three: Beyonce as Alice (in Wonderland), Oliver Platt playing the Mad Hatter and Lyle Lovett portraying the March Hare.
L'HOMME Yves Saint Laurent is a fresh, woody fragance, that plays on contrast.
It is highlighted by intensely fresh top notes. Zests of lemon cedrat and bergamot create a sparkling opening, while ginger of china adds its special radiance.
This frwshness is contrasted by a rush of floral and spicy middle notes. Violet leaves and brasil flowers unite to express the sophisticated elegance of contemporary masculinity. Bracing, vibrant white pepper heralds the structure with sensuality."
an intoxicating elixir or luscious fruitsinvites you into a mysterious realm of temptation and intrigue. A seductive floral bouquet mingles whit sensuousmusk and dark amber to create an unforgettable midnight fantasy.
Forbidden richness of black cherries fused whit Framboise and Exotic Plum create a desire for more.
Clock Strikes 12
Seductive Night Blooming Orchid and freesia mischievously flirst with enticing Velvet Iris.
Was It a Dream?
Unforgettable and magnetic, Sensous Musk, Amber and Vanilla leave a warm and sexy trail of intrigue.
Friday, January 19, 2007
INSPIRATION James Bond- 007 D&G’s secret agent’s mission is to bring a new aesthetic among the youthful, made of elegance and taste; both in dressing up and in lifestyle. For the first time, on D&G’s black and mirrored catwalk, the D&G man goes on the scene with impeccable tailored suits.
FABRICS enim, cashmere, mohair, pinstriped wool, velvet, nylon, rabbit fur.
COLOURS Black, white, blue, silver, gold and details of yellow, navy blue and red.
STYLE Skinny and sleek shapes. WARDROBE Elegant tailored suits, rabbit furs, jackets, oversized mohair knitwear, skinny pants and jeans.
ACCESSORIES Neckties Fur bags and hats. Sneakers: patent, metallic, glitter. Super thin belts.
SOUNDTRACKS Music by Madonna, a version from the Confessions Tour.
Monday, January 15, 2007
2001: Odissea nello spazio e il suo autore Stanley Kubrick, per il quale 2001 rappresenta rottura con il passato e soprattutto l’inizio del futuro. Kubrick è anche emblema di eleganza , perfezione, pulizia e rigore. L’Uomo di Dolce & Gabbana si è impossessato di un nuovo pianeta: se stesso. In questo nuovo territorio si muove sicuro, forte e indipendente.
Nylon placcato ignifugo, pelle placcata con metalli preziosi,anguilla,cachemire, velluto liscio e millerighe, cotone, lana e denim. Per la sera: laminati e fili di metallo tessuti con la seta.
Classici: bianco, nero, grigio chiaro e scuro, cammello. Metallici: mercurio, bronzo, ottone, rame,oro e argento.
Molto asciutto, stretto e allungato, la vita è bassa, i colli micro, i revers minuscoli,le cravatte piccole e strette.
Maglieria di cachemire e felpe, maglie placcate di metallo, abiti a 1-2-4 bottoni cappotti mono e doppio petto, parka, giubbotti, trench placcati, pantaloni stretch e jeans. Per la sera: smoking realizzati in fili di metallo intessuti con la seta nei colori dei metalli.
Shoes: pointed and made with innovative materials like patent leather with metal plaques, plain or metallic crocodile. Gold, silver and copper sneakers. Matching belts. Welder’s sunglasses. Shrunken ties.
2001: A Space Odyssey from the original soundtrack
My Love and Damn Girl Justin Timberlake remixed by Deep Dish
Blue Danube Waltz Strauss
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Il Primo Concep Restaurant Ideato Da Dolce & Gabbana. L'ORO È Il colore della Positività, Del Sole, Del Lusso E Di Una Nuova Dolce Vita, Intensa Come Il Gusto Per l'estetica E Per Il Piacere Dei Sensi. Il Ristorante GOLD Al Primo Piano È Un Inno Al Lusso Più Ricercato. Oltre All'arredemento E Alla Minuziosa Cura Di Ogni Dettaglio, La Selezionata Cantina A Vista Contribuisce al Prestigio Di Un Menù Da Gourmet.Il Bistrot Offre Una Selezione Del Menù GOLD. I Camerieri Indossano Una Divisa Casual. Un'Ampia Area Smoking Costituisce Quasi Un privè, Ideale Per Socializzare Sorseggiando Un Drink. dedicato Agli Esteti Più giovani.
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Hair by Oribe for Oribe Salon; makeup by Kabuki for Dior Beauty. Models: Shannon Click / Women; Eva Herzigova / D' Management Group Milan. Male models: Cameron Carter / Major; Carson Pendleton / B1 Models; Urban Ullman / Lifestyles Management. Set design by Mary Howard. Production by Pascal Deplechin at Paris-Office. Fashion assistants: William Carnimolla and Long-Nam To.
Photo: Steven Klein
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
It has been a while since I've addressed you personally here on my official website. The last couple of years have been quite a ride for me, the media has criticized my every move and printed a skewed perception of who I really am as a human being. Behind every decision I have made in my public life there always seems to be an apparent contradiction. I have come to terms with that which is why I usually don't pay much attention to it.
The last couple of years have been very enlightening for me and now that I've had the time to be "me," I've been able to sit down and think about where I want to go with myself as an entertainer with absolutely no strings attached. I am now more mature and feel like I am finally "free." I've been working so hard on this new album and I can't wait for you all to hear it and to go on tour again! I would like to exclusively tell you that I am working hard to release the new album sometime later this year, but the date is of course not certain yet. I look forward to coming back this year bigger and better than ever, and to also reaching out to my fans on a more personal level. I noticed today that one of my biggest fansites is shutting down soon and I want you all to know that I do understand all the reasons that went behind making that decision, and I am sad to see it closing. If I were you I'd be unhappy too if I had to read what I've been reading every day. But trust me, I get it. I know I've been far from perfect and the media has had a lot of fun exaggerating my every move, but I want you all to know that I love my fans so much, and I appreciate everything you have done for me, so Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
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